This cupcake is on my mind for quite a long time. I wanted to do a cake which has a combination of chocolate and orange, because these two are a combination made in heaven. Finally i got a chance to make these and it was delicious..
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
I used a plain cupcake batter recipe and added some orange zest to the batter to give the cupcake a orange aroma. Then i made a rich creamy orange chocolate frosting. It was a hit.
The cupcakes tasted so chocolaty with a hint of orange flavour coming through it. I liked it a lot. You can frost it with any of your favourite frosting.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 25 mins
Cooling Time : 30 mins
Makes : 9 to 10 cupcakes
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
Cocoa Powder - 3 tblspn
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 3/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter - 100 grams soft
Sugar - 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Egg - 1
Milk - 1/4 cup
Orange Zest - 1 tblspn
For Orange Chocolate Frosting:
Dark Chocolate - 200 grams
Unsalted Butter - 50 grams
Orange Juice - 4 tblspn + 2 tblspn
Confectioners Sugar - 1 cup
(My One Cup Measures 240 ml)
Preheat Oven to 180 degree C. Oil a muffin tray or line it with cupcake cases. Set aside.
Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and use a electric beater to cream well.
Add in egg and cream till fluffy.
Add in half flour mix and fold gently. Add in milk and mix gently.
Add in remaining flour and fold gently. Add in orange zest and fold gently.
Use a icecream scoop to fill the cupcake moulds. Bake for 20 to 25 mins. Remove it and let it cool for 10 mins,
Once it is cooled, remove it from cases and let it cool down completely.
While the cupcake is cooling make frosting.
Take chocolate, butter, 4 tblspn of orange juice in a sauce pan.. Melt it till molten.
Add in icing sugar and mix well
Pour this into a bowl and chill it for 30 mins.
Now remove it from fridge and use a beater to beat till creamy.
If it is too stiff, add some orange juice and beat.
Once it is creamy. frost your cupcakes and enjoy..
|Take all your cupcake ingredients|
|Take cupcake tray|
|oil it well and set aside|
|in a sifter, take flour|
|add in cocoa|
|add in baking soda|
|and baking powder|
|Take butter in a bowl|
|add in sugar|
|and some vanilla|
|use a electric beater and cream|
|once it is creamy|
|add in egg|
|beat well till creamy again|
|fold in half flour mix|
|add in milk|
|once it is combined|
|add in remaining flour|
|add in lemon zest|
|use a icecream scoop|
|to fill the cupcake tray|
|once it is filled..bake it|
|now let it cool|
|now lets make the frosting|
|take chocolate in a sauce pan|
|add in butter|
|let it melt lightly|
|Add in orange juice|
|heat till it is melted|
|look how shiny it is|
|add in icing sugar|
|mix well..it may look oily|
|pour that into a bowl|
|once it is chilled, time to beat again|
|use a beater to cream this..if it is not creamy, |
add little orange juice and beat again
|I added 1 tblspn of orange juice and creamed it|
|time to frost cupcakes|
|take your cooled cupcakes in a place|
|take one cupcake|
|frost it generously|
|decorate it with a orange peel and enjoy|